Never Caught

The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.75 hours)
Product Number: Z100135920
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781442394506
Narrator/s: Robin Miles
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Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction A startling and eye-opening look into America's First Family, Never Caught is the powerful narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave who risked it all to escape the nation's capital and reach freedom. When George Washington was elected president, he reluctantly left behind his beloved Mount Vernon to serve in Philadelphia, the temporary seat of the nation's capital. In setting up his household he took Tobias Lear, his celebrated secretary, and eight slaves, including Ona Judge, about which little has been written. As he grew accustomed to Northern ways, there was one change he couldn't get his arms around: Pennsylvania law required enslaved people be set free after six months of residency in the state. Rather than comply, Washington decided to circumvent the law. Every six months he sent the slaves back down south just as the clock was about to expire. Though Ona Judge lived a life of relative comfort, the few pleasantries she was afforded were nothing compared to freedom, a glimpse of which she encountered first-hand in Philadelphia. So, when the opportunity presented itself one cold spring day in Philadelphia, Judge left everything she knew to escape to New England. Yet freedom would not come without its costs. At just twenty-two-years-old, Ona became the subject of an intense manhunt led by George Washington, who used his political and personal contacts to recapture his property. Impeccably researched, historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar weaves a powerful tale and offers fascinating new scholarship on how one young woman risked it all to gain freedom from the famous founding father.

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Original Publish Date: Feb 07, 2017

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Narrator(s): Robin Miles
Product Number DD41502
Released: Oct 23, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508281634
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Product Number EB00674323
Released: Feb 07, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: 37 Ink
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